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Vegas Casinos Cancel Super Bowl Parties
Casinos are canceling Super Bowl parties and handing out refunds to
thousands of people after the NFL threatened legal action against some
of the biggest hotels in Las Vegas.
Several hotels received letters this week informing them that their
parties were "unauthorized use of NFL intellectual property." NFL
spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league recently became aware of these
large-scale parties planned in Las Vegas and other locations around the
"These establishments were attempting to charge admission for
something we are offering for free, and we believe that’s a violation of
a long-standing NFL policy that specifically prohibits mass out-of-home
broadcasts," McCarthy said.
A Super Bowl party inside a movie theater at the Palms was scrapped
after the hotel received a letter from the football league on Jan. 23.
The gathering usually attracts several hundred people, who enjoy hot
dogs and beer and compete in games and raffle drawings for $39.99.
The Aladdin hotel-casino had to cancel its bash planned at the
hotel’s 7,000-seat Theatre of Performing Arts after receiving the letter
Friday, less than 48 hours before the big game. Officials were
scrambling to find small TVs that they could place throughout the casino
for guests wanting to watch the Super Bowl.
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The Miami Herald
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